Subway: Green, Pink to Ashland (Green/Pink)(773) 583-0500 urbanbellychicago.com0.000000 0.000000 1400 W Randolph St West Loop, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $12
You’d think a dish called the “Urbanbelly Ramen” would be this noodle bar’s stand-out item. But as satisfying as that bowl of clove-kissed broth and pork belly is, the best dish here is the rice cakes. The chewy, mini Frisbees are topped with juicy chicken and bits of mango, which help cool the fiery, chili-spiked broth. Like the rich lamb-and-brandy dumplings, it’s the kind of dish you’ll want to take your time with. The move to the new location in late 2013 meant the addition of a kid's menu (the PB&J soft serve is a must-order, no matter your age) and more spacious seating, meaning there's time to linger over each flavorful dish.